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05 March 2015 - 12:16 PM

Just as the title says, with one game left, who are your winners?


POY - Okafor (Grant will get some love, but not enough)

ROY - Okafor (Duh)

COY - Probably Brey, though Bennett could steal it. Larranaga could steal a couple of votes


As for the teams, I'll try keeping to positions as best I can, and


1st Team - 


J. Grant (ND)

Q. Cook (Duke)

O. Hanlan (BC)

R. Christmas ('Cuse)

J. Okafor (Duke)


2nd Team - 


T. Rozier (L'ville)

T. Lacey (NCSU)

J. Winslow (Duke) 

M. Brogdon (UVA)

M. Harrell (L'ville)


3rd Team - 


T. Jones (Duke) 

S. McClellan (Miami)

J. Anderson (UVA) ...was a Top 3 player before injury, I think he gets thrown in ceremonially 

J. Artis (Pitt)

B. Johnson (UNC) 



The Justin Anderson case will be interesting, as is leaving off Paige. Let's be honest, he's drastically under performed (injury as the reason?), but his name alone may get him on the 3rd team. 



Defensive team, your guess is as good as mine. Anya, Christmas, Tokoto, Brogdon, and Rozier maybe? 





Marvel and Sony Finally Agree - Spider-Man

09 February 2015 - 11:42 PM

Seems this just broke, Marvel tweeted it out a few minutes ago..



Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced today that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man. 


Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.

More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/ne...n#ixzz3RJWPPEib



So...IMO Spider-Man will make an appearance in a Marvel movie before Civil War. That leaves, Ant-Man as the only chance? Even if it's just an after credits scene, I would think they'd do it before the next Captain America. Or do they just throw him into the mix in a big role? 

Where to Start in the Comic World

21 October 2014 - 04:00 PM

I guess I'll attribute the rise of comic movies and tv shows with renewing my interest in the comic world. I remember as a kid watching the Batman animated series, X-Men on Saturday morning, and others, so I'm looking to reconnect with some of these things and broaden my horizons a little. I know there are more than a few comic guys on the board, and I'd love to input on which comics/shows/movies to get into. Primarily, I'd like to stay within the realm of Batman/Justice League and the Avengers since I'm a newb. 


Last night for instance, I watched the animated Dark Knight Returns movie, and have been thinking about buying the Civil War comics with the recent Avengers rumors. I've always felt I have a basic understanding of most characters, but feel like I'm missing out on a lot of the great details that DC and Marvel have given. 


The only graphic novel I've ever read was the Watchmen, so any input would be much appreciated. 

Bill Barnwell's NFL Trade Values

23 July 2014 - 01:26 PM

Grantland's Barnwell usually does a great job, and despite his NFL trade value column being more of a copy-cat of Bill Simmons's NBA version, and more useless since NFL player trades are rare, it's still a fun read. Part 2 (The Top 30) was released today, featured 3 Panthers, and is sure to enrage the Huddle at one point specifically. Keep in mind, trade value takes into account performance AND contract, not just who is the better player.


25. Greg Hardy, DE, Carolina

Hardy, meanwhile, will make more with the franchise tag this year ($13.1 million) than Clowney will make over the next two and a half seasons combined. You would rather have Hardy in a vacuum because the 25-year-old has actually done it at the pro level, having produced a DPOY-caliber season with 15 sacks a year ago, but there’s a good chance Clowney actually outproduces Hardy next year at a fraction of the cost. Actually, switch these two up. Clowney’s at 25 and Hardy’s at 26.

24. Luke Kuechly, MLB, Carolina

Carolina’s playmaker and defensive leader, Kuechly was a worthy choice as Defensive Player of the Year in his second season as a pro. Blessedly for Carolina’s still-terrible cap situation, Kuechly is two years removed from a serious raise and still has three cost-controlled years left before he’ll be due an extension, at which point Carolina’s cap woes should finally be over. The reason he’s not higher is simply that teams don’t value middle linebackers all that much; it’s why Kuechly, who just about everyone agreed was a star heading into the 2012 draft, fell to the Panthers at nine. This is about as high as it gets for players at a non-premium position; after Kuechly, 22 of the final 23 selections play one of the five critical positions in the modern pass-first game (quarterback, wide receiver, left tackle, pass-rusher, and cornerback).


Luke is too low, IMO, but he makes his case based on MLB being devalued. Now, for the part I can't agree with (as I'm sure most will agree with me)...


6. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina
5. Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco


I'll link because this section is lengthy, but his points essentially are, Kaep's wins in the playoffs (I say his team moreso than him, though he's done well), the contract (Kaep's team friendly deal, opposed to Cam's future one), and the last two reasons are "silly" IMO. Carolina hasn't put a team around Cam (due to salary cap issues), and Cam's "lack of growth". Barnwell is by no means a Cam hater so don't get these last two twisted. He's basically just saying Cam has always been good and his media portrayed struggles were silly and overblown. Of course, Regardless, a fun read if nothing else but for the Carolina content. 



Build Your All-Time Team for $15

28 May 2014 - 04:34 PM

So this picture has been circulating today on the Internet, and figured it would be a fun exercise. It's simple, 1 player from each position, adding up to $15 bucks. I don't agree with some of the dollar amounts, but my team is below.




PG - Magic $5 (Best PG of all time, and my team is huge with him at PG)

SG - MJ $5 (Just a must)

SF - Pippen $1 (Bird, Durant, and LBJ are all tempting to me. Especially MJ/LBJ together)

PF - Duncan $3 (Lol at Malone/Barkley being ahead here. Both Dirk and KG are tempting value wise)

C - Hakeem $1 (Steal)


For me, the PG/SF spots are the only ones worth changing. Give me Stockton/Bird or Frazier/LBJ and I'm just as happy.